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EEG test on 4 year old boy sign autism?

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Shootingstar2289 Sun 05-Jul-15 18:00:19

My son is 4 and hasn't been diagnosed yet..

Has been referred for an EEG test, due to regular 'staring' episodes at pre - school.

I'm worried sick. He hates hospitals and I'm worried he will freak out when they try and do the procedure..

I know little about it and how it's done!

Any advice?

youarekiddingme Sun 05-Jul-15 19:30:07

My ds is 10yo and has ASC. He had an EEG due to his staring episodes and body jerks. It was clear and showed non signs of epilepsy. It's been contributed to his autism.

If you think he'll struggle with EEG phone hospital who are doing it for advice. They DSM usually offer revisits etc.

zzzzz Sun 05-Jul-15 22:46:47

they will be wondering if he is having absence seizures. EEG is painless and the techs are usually used to dealing with children so should be fine. Ours let you bring a dvd which made things significantly easier.

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